Terry Burton (08/20/1945 - 06/10/2011)

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On June 10, 2011, Terry quietly and peacefully left this world, surrounded by those who loved him. He was born August 20, 1945 to Marvin and Alberta Burton, and had many fond memories of growing up in Moscow. At age 22, Terry married his wife of 28 years, Mary Sprute, and began a life in Moscow going on to eventually have six children. Terry was always very selfless in his devotion to his family and loved traveling, the outdoors, animals, and had quite a "green thumb." He was generous and an unfailing optimist, always seeing and believing in the best in people. He also took great delight in his relationship with his girlfriend, Jeanette Walker, whom describes Terry as "the perfect gentleman."

Terry is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Alberta Burton and brother Rodney Burton. Terry is survived by his six children: Ann Ealy (Greg) of Coeur d'Alene, Matthew of Spokane, Adam (Amy) of Spokane, Allison of Post Falls, Michaela Lawrence (James) of Spokane, Elise of Spokane. He also leaves behind six grandchildren: Katy, Ryan, Noah, Maya, Wren and Jamie.

Terry's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of Deaconess Hospital as well as thank you to Dr. David Jones and Dr. J. Patel.

A memorial service will be held for Terry at Q'emiln Park in Post Falls at 2pm on Sunday July 10. To read more about Terry's life, please visit inmemoryofterryburton.blogspot.com. Any questions can be directed to Adam at (509) 954.9117.

Published in Spokesman-Review from June 28 to June 29, 2011